Guitar Player

This article is about the magazine. For musicians who play guitar, see guitarist. For the Tal Farlow album, see Guitar Player (album).
Guitar Player
Editor Michael Molenda
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 134,146[1]
Year founded 1967
Company New Bay Media
Country United States
Based in San Bruno, California
Language English
ISSN 0017-5463

Guitar Player is an American popular magazine for guitarists, founded in 1967[2][3] in San Jose, California, United States. It contains articles, interviews, reviews and lessons of an eclectic collection of artists, genres and products. It has been in print since late 1967. The magazine is currently edited by Michael Molenda. Guitar Player is a part of the Music Player Network.


A typical issue of Guitar Player includes in-depth artist features, extensive lessons, gear and music reviews, letters to the magazine, and various front-of-book articles.

Guitar Player TV

In May 2006, the Music Player Network partnered with TrueFire TV to launch an internet-based television station for guitarists. It provides content similar to that of the magazine such as interviews and lessons. Guitar Player TV is provided at no cost to the user because of advertising and sponsorship.[4]

Guitar Competitions

Guitar Player has a yearly competition now called "Guitar Superstar", which used to be the "Guitar Hero Competition".


  1. "Guitar Player Brand Report". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  2. "Potential Markets". Freelance Writing. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. Sam Hodges (July 4, 1988). "The Picks of The Music Press". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  4. Archived December 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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